BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
Graduate Student Survey - Now Open
Summer Independent Studies
Global Grad Show - Applications Open
WRIT 203 - Fall Writing Course for Potential Graduate Student Instructors
NASA Fellowship Activity (Fellowships 2021)
Please note the following upcoming university deadlines, and ALWAYS check the Academic and Administrative Calendar for important dates and deadlines. Bookmark this year's Academic and Administrative Calendar and refer to it regularly.
Wednesday, July 7th Deadline To Apply For Degree
If you plan to complete your MS or PhD this quarter (Summer 2021), the degree application needs to be submitted to BSOE Graduate Advising office. This is also the deadline to pay for filing fee, if applicable. More guidelines for graduating are available on the Graduate Advising website.
Friday, August 27th Leave of Absence Summer Deadline
Deadline to petition for leave of absence (LOA) beginning the next quarter. LOA forms must be approved/signed by your faculty advisor and submitted to the BSOE Graduate Advising office by the posted deadline. LOA application forms are available on the Graduate Division's website.
The 2021 UCSC Graduate Student Survey provides you with an opportunity to provide feedback on the quality of your graduate program. We rely on this feedback to evaluate and make improvements. The survey covers important aspects such as the quality of faculty teaching and mentorship, curriculum, TA and research training, climate, and funding. It also includes questions about your experiences during remote learning and working this past year. To participate in the 2021 Graduate Student Survey, please go to the survey portal:
After participating in the survey, you will have a chance to win one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards in weekly drawings or one of four $200 Amazon gift cards in grand prize drawings throughout the survey.
Please be advised that Summer petitions for independent studies are processed through Summer Session. Please do not submit DocuSign forms through the BSOE Graduate Advising site. You can find more information here.
Applications are open to the 7th edition of Global Grad Show, the annual programme for university graduates creating solutions for social, environmental and development issues.
Whether it's high-tech or low-tech, university students from all disciplines creating solutions for a better world are encouraged to submit their projects - visit our applications portal here . It takes just a few minutes to apply and the programme is 100% free.
All proposals will have the opportunity to be selected for a digital exhibition of the 100 best innovations at the forefront of social impact, promoted across 1,000+ global media channels in 60 countries.
All applicants are eligible for a selection of projects joining our multi-phased entrepreneurship programme helping to build future startups, along with funding options.
The Writing Program is offering WRIT 203, Theories and Practices for Teaching Writing (#23569, WRIT 203-01 TuTh 1:30pm-3:05pm), in fall for interested graduate students who would like to learn more about writing pedagogy and/or to serve as future GSIs in the Writing Program.
As noted on the attached flyer, "Synchronous Remote Instruction or In-Person - we will decide as a class".
The completion of WRIT 203 is required of graduate students who wish to apply to teach WRIT 2 with the Writing Program during our annual spring recruitment.
Graduate students may direct questions about the course to Teaching Professor Amy Vidali (email@example.com).
This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), titled NASA Fellowship Activity 2021, is seeking student-authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals responding to a NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity listed in the solicitation. The NASA Fellowship Activity 2021 is designed to support OSTEM objectives and provide academic institutions the ability to enhance graduate-level learning and development. NASA Fellowship Activity 2021 is an omnibus announcement that can include various NASA science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fellowship opportunities for graduate students. Specific Program Elements will be issued periodically throughout the year as Appendices to this solicitation with individual requirements and milestones.
The following Appendix to NASA Fellowship Activity 2021 has been released:
Appendix L: Program Element Two - Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and Non-MSI Fellowships 2021 - Proposals are due June 30, 2021 at 11:59pm ET
This opportunity is open to all graduate institutions. To be eligible to submit a proposal, candidates must hold a bachelor's degree earned before Aug. 31, 2021; candidates must be enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program no later than Sept. 1, 2021, and intend to pursue a research-based Masters or Ph.D. program in a NASA-relevant field.
For each Fellow, his or her institution receives up to a $55,000 annual award ($50,000 for Master’s student and $55,000 for Doctoral student).
A Pre-Proposal Teleconference for Program Element Two will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 1:00pm ET. Pre-registration link will be posted on the MSI & Non-MSI Fellowships 2021 page. Pre-registration to participate in the webinar will be required.
For full program details, visit NASA Fellowship Activity 2021 page on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) website and click on ‘List of Open Program Elements’.
To submit a question to be addressed during the webinar please contact Carolyn Knowles at NASA.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact the NSPIRES Help Desk at email@example.com or call 202-479-9376 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Belden is the leading company providing industrial communication solutions, including switch, wireless LAN, cellular, security, etc. We are enhancing our solutions using artificial intelligence to make them “smart” and more reliable for better user experience. We are looking for data scientists, senior data scientists, and senior software or data engineers to join our analytic team. The skill set of positions are listed below.
Data Scientists or Senior Data Scientists:
- Master degree in Computer Science, Data Science, or equivalent degree. Ph.D is a plus.
- Strong theoretic background in machine learning, deep learning, data mining, graph mining, network science, graph convolutional networks (GCNs), and artificial intelligence (e.g., inference). Other knowledge (e.g., computer network protocols) is a plus.
- Strong hands-on skill in Python/Scalar. Very good in writing SQL queries.
- Experience on following:
- Popular frameworks/libraries (e.g., Hadoop/Spark, numpy, scipy, pandas, sklearn, tensorflow or similar, etc.)
- AWS ecosystems (including S3, Athena, Glue, Lambda, SageMaker, etc.) or similar stack
- Streaming platform (e.g., Kafka) is a plus.
- Good team player and willing to learn attitude.
- Senior data scientist with 5+ years of working experience or data scientist with 2+ years of experience (will consider Ph.D intern without enough working experience).
Senior Software or Data Engineers:
- Master degree in Computer Science, or equivalent degree.
- Strong theoretic background in real-time operating Systems, embedded systems, and computer network protocols. Other knowledge (e.g., cloud computing, distributed system) is a plus.
- Strong hands-on skill in C/C++/Java/Go.
- Experience on following:
- Embedded system
- Container (e.g., Dockers or Kubernetes)
- Streaming platform (e.g., Kafka) , and
- AWS ecosystems (including S3, Athena, Glue, Lambda, etc.) or similar stack is a plus
- Good team player and willing to learn attitude.
- Senior software or data engineers with 5+ years of working experience.
Please submit resume directly to Frank Howley at firstname.lastname@example.org